Last Generation Network News: AMERICAN EDITION December 17, 2013 –TUESDAY- Tevet 14, 5774 Vol. 1 No.11

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Judge's Word on NSA Program Won't Be the Last

ABC News - ‎9 minutes ago‎
A federal judge made headlines Monday by declaring that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records is likely unconstitutional.
Judge rules against NSA phone spying
The 10-Point.
Bernie Sanders
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Judge Says NSA Spying Likely Unconstitutional: In a blistering ruling, a federal judge on Monday declared that the wholesale collection of Americans' telephone records by the National Security Agency is likely to violate the Constitution's ban on unreasonable searches. Moreover, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon said, the program probably isn't effective in fighting terrorism. Sen. Bernie Sanders applauded ruling. “In my view, ...

Budget bill prospects brighten in Senate

CNN - ‎2 minutes ago‎
Washington (CNN) -- A bipartisan budget compromise now appears to have enough support in the Senate to clear a crucial test vote on Tuesday after several conservative Republicans announced their support.

Mega Millions jackpot hits $586 million, could grow to lottery record

Chicago Tribune - ‎17 minutes ago‎
A last-minute ticket buying frenzy could make today's Mega Millions jackpot the biggest lottery prize in U.S. history, and odds are mounting for a winner just a week before Christmas, a game official said.

The Ravens kicker just saved their season

USA TODAY - ‎38 minutes ago‎
In the fourth quarter of last night's Monday Night Football game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Detroit Lions, the Ravens were trailing the Lions by one point and driving down the field.

GLOBAL MARKETS-European shares dip, dollar steady as Fed meeting nears

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
... Print. * Fed begins two-day policy meeting on Tuesday * European shares reverse Monday's gains, bonds cautious * Euro supported by robust German ZEW sentiment * Gold and oil ease back after recent push By Marc Jones LONDON, Dec 17 (Reuters) ...

Amid Dispute with China, Japan Boosts Military Spending

Voice of America - ‎8 minutes ago‎
SEOUL - Japan has announced a large defense build-up and national security strategy aimed at countering China's increasingly assertive claims on disputed territory.

Judge's Word on NSA Program Won't Be the Last

ABC News - ‎10 minutes ago‎
A federal judge made headlines Monday by declaring that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records is likely unconstitutional.

Bulger Ordered to Pay $6 Million to Victim's Family

TIME - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Convicted killer James “Whitey” Bulger must pay $6 million to the family of one of his victims, a federal judge has ruled. Bulger, the once fearsome Boston crime boss, was ordered Friday by U.S.

Obama to meet tech leaders on site, surveillance

InfoWorld - ‎13 minutes ago‎
U.S. President Barack Obama, hoping to repair some of the damage wrought by the troubled site, will meet with executives from technology companies including Yahoo and Twitter on Tuesday.

Big Sur fire destroys 15 homes, forces 100 to flee

USA TODAY - ‎13 minutes ago‎
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire burning Monday in the Big Sur area of California destroyed at least 15 homes and forced about 100 people to evacuate as it chewed through dry vegetation on its way toward the ocean.

A more functional Senate

9 minutes ago
Written by
Steve Benen
The Senate keeps a running online tally of every floor vote, and looking over this year's list, the word “confirmed” is popping up quite a bit more than it used to.

False alarm at Harvard

Columbus Dispatch - ‎57 minutes ago‎
SWAT team officers arrive at Harvard Yard in Cambridge, Mass., responding to reports that explosives had been planted in university buildings.

The Liberation of John Boehner

Daily Beast - ‎2 hours ago‎
His speakership was stalled by GOP infighting—but no more, with Boehner telling off outside groups, hiring a tough-as-nails immigration reform staffer, and gearing up for reelection.

George Zimmerman painting fetching almost $100K on eBay

Washington Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Bids on eBay for a painting by George Zimmerman of a blue American flag have hit the six-figure range - a dramatic upswing from the opening amount at 99 cents.

Baruch College Fraternity Revoked After Freshman Hazing Death

Businessweek - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Following the fraternity hazing death of a freshman last week, Pi Delta Psi terminated its affiliation with its Baruch College chapter.

Poll: Chris Christie tops Hillary Clinton in Iowa

Politico - ‎41 minutes ago‎
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has opened up a 5 point lead over Hillary Clinton in Iowa in a potential 2016 match-up, according to a new poll Tuesday.

Woman, 30, dies after being pulled from Chicago River

Chicago Tribune - ‎31 minutes ago‎
A Chicago Fire Department diver pulled a 30-year-old woman out of the Chicago River early Tuesday morning. She was pronounced dead at 5:20 a.m at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Board of Regents push $1.3 billion increase in NY school aid

Albany Business Review - ‎1 hour ago‎
New York's Board of Regents is pushing for a $1.3 billion increase in public school aid to finance a pre-kindergarten program, provide teacher training and support struggling schools.

Mom of missing Mass. 5-year-old due in court

Albany Times Union - ‎8 minutes ago‎
FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) - The mother of a 5-year-old boy last seen in September is due to be arraigned in court. Elsa Oliver is due in Fitchburg District Court Tuesday on charges of reckless endangerment of a child and accessory after the fact of assault.

Snow begins later this morning, creates rough homebound commute - ‎1 hour ago‎
I just checked my thermometer and it read 4.6F. I don't like 4.6F. Nevertheless, I can't do anything about it, but hear the money turning on several times an hour.

NY mock trial for 'The Night Before Christmas' being held in city where it was 1st ...

The Republic - ‎5 hours ago‎
TROY, New York - It's a controversy whose roots trace back nearly two centuries to a holiday poem first published in an upstate New York newspaper: Who really wrote "A Visit from St. Nicholas"?

Round 2: More snow arrives in North Jersey - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Morning commuters in North Jersey face the possibility of slippery going on Tuesday, the National Weather Service warned. TARIQ ZEHAWI / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER.

Manhunt for Suspects in Deadly Luxury Mall Carjacking

ABC News - ‎35 minutes ago‎
An evening of shopping ended in horror for a New Jersey couple when the husband was shot to death in a mall parking garage as his wife looked on and the two assailants then drove off in their luxury SUV.

Polygamy advocates hail judge's ruling in Utah

Idaho State Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
Advocacy groups for polygamy and individual liberties on Saturday hailed a federal judge's ruling that key parts of Utah's polygamy laws are unconstitutional, saying it will remove the threat of arrest for those families.
Featured News 

Israel, Lebanon move to restore
calm after border shooting attack

Hollande: US Senate will ‘squash’
Iran if it evades talks

IDF Soldiers Warned Against 
Contact with Messianic Jews

Car bomb targets Hezbollah
post in eastern Lebanon

Netanyahu to Reform Jews: Western Wall belongs to all 

Ministers okay bill mandating
two-thirds majority for dividing

US Plan Gives Jerusalem 
Holy Sites to Vatican

2013: The Year in
Volcanic Activity

U.S., Chinese warships come
dangerously close

Latest News 

'Tips for Jesus' Continues;
Waiters Get up to $10,000

Japan to bolster military, boost
Asia ties to counter China

Salvation Army Bell Ringer Assaulted for Saying 'Happy Holidays' Instead of 'Merry Christmas' 

Boeing announces $10 billion
buyback, raises dividend

Even the employer-insured people 
are rocked by Obamacare changes

Big Sur wildfire destroys 15
buildings, displaces dozens

US Senate confirms new Homeland
Security secretary

Prove those antibacterial soaps 
are better and safe, FDA tells

All-clear given at 4 evacuated 
Harvard buildings

Judge: NSA phone surveillance
program unconstitutional

Michelle Bachelet easily
wins Chile presidency

South Korea's Park Geun-Hye
warns of North 'provocations'

I'm no Marxist, Pope Francis
tells conservative critics

Farrakhan: Yeezy need
not be sorry

NSA official: May consider
Snowden pardon

Crab Nebula noble gas: Astronomers accidentally make an incredible discovery 

'Supervolcano' beneath Yellowstone:
Caldera Volcano in park shocks

Modern ‘Nazi salute’ said
sweeping Europe

White House News 

White House: Once again, no
negotiations on debt ceiling

Obama's 2013: A very 
tough year

Tech executives to meet
with Obama

Obamas, stars come out for
Christmas in Washington show

Pew poll: Obama struggles
with Millennials

Obama to holiday in Hawaii 

Obama faces outcry over 
missing CIA contractor

Wife of American pastor held in Iran blasts Obama administration for not doing enough to free him 

Obama health care promise
named 'Lie of the Year'

Israel News 


Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither
slumber nor sleep. - Psalms 121:4 (KJV) 

Life begins to return to normal
in storm-hit country

Bennett 'wants to go further'
on anti-NGO bill

Mount Hermon ski site opens
for business after snowfall

US scholars group backs call for
academic boycott of Israel

China's top diplomat due in Israel 
for rare high-level visit

Hagel Phones Yaalon, Reiterates
Commitment on Iran

Israel opts for restraint in
face of Lebanese provocation

Power Restored 'to All Towns
Disconnected in Storm'

More than 5,000 evacuated from
Gaza 'disaster area' floods

Provocative Commentary 

Four Things We Can Learn
from Billy Graham's Life 
and Ministry - Lee Strobel

No Holds Barred: The ferocious fight for Israel - Shmuley Boteach 

If Obamacare fails, more pressure
on Israel - Richard Baehr

Until the snow melts -
Nahum Barnea

Temple Mount high -
Yisrael Medad

Israel’s fateful decision -
S. Fred Singer

Laws are for breaking by
Obama - Holly Robichaud

The Coptic Christians
of Egypt - Bob Simon

Barack Obama's success in South Africa cannot mask the failure at home - Peter Foster 

The legal case for Judea and
Samaria - Nadav Shragai

How Israel Might Look Next
December if Kerry Succeeds -
Dr. Tuvia Brodie

Christmas in Romania: Deck the
Halls and Burn the Jews! - Olivier

Analyst: Secret Report
Reveals Kerry's Plan 'Fraud'

To those who say there is no war
on Christmas - Tim Wildmon

Obama the oblivious - 
Charles Krauthammer

Iran Will Get a Nuclear Weapon,
Unless… - Alon Ben-Meir

Magical Thinking and the Doom of
Nations - Dr. Peter Vincent Pry

Obama’s Orwellian Image
Control - Santiago Lyon

How President Obama Misled Chris Matthews About NSA Surveillance - Conor Friedersdorf 

Israel's Press: Taking Our Leave of America - Amnon Lord, Makor
Rishon Senior Editor

Obama’s four-state solution -
Caroline B. Glick

Obama's America, Going the Way
of Rome - Prof. Paul Eidelberg

Obama’s Refusal to Hate Evil -
Shmuley Boteach

The Real Danger Facing the
Jewish People - Richard Mather

Inspired by God 


Christian News

"The men who have done the most for God in this world have been early on their knees. He who fritters away the early morning, its opportunity and freshness, in other pursuits than seeking God will make poor headway seeking Him the rest of the day. If God is not first in our thoughts and efforts in the morning, He will be in the last place the remainder of the day." - E. M. Bounds 

December 17: Full Salvation -
Streams in the Desert

December 17: Redemption—
Creating the Need it Satisfies - 
Oswald Chambers

December 17: The God Who Reveals
Himself - Charles Stanley

A.W. Tozer's Daily Devotional 

Charles Spurgeon's 'Morning and 
Evening' Daily Devotional

Daily Light 'Morning and Evening' 
Devotional - Jonathan Bagster

Charles Stanley's Audio Messages 

McLean Bible's Internet Services - 
Pastor Lon Solomon: Services are 
"live" Sunday' at 9 am, 10:45 am, & 
12:30 pm (Eastern-US), rebroadcast 
Monday at 2 pm (Eastern-US)

Pastor Lon Solomon, McLean Bible
Church, McLean, Virginia - 
Sermons by Date, Series and Podcasts


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